Past Rabbis

Menachem Creditor

Rabbi Menachem Creditor served as the spiritual leader of Congregation Netivot Shalom. Named by Newsweek as one of the 50 most influential rabbis in America, he is a published author, musician, teacher and activist who has spent time working locally, in Ghana, and in the White House to amplify the prophetic Jewish voice in the world. His…

Rabbi Stuart L. Kelman

Rabbi Stuart L. Kelman, PhD, D.D In June 2007, he retired as rabbi of Congregation Netivot Shalom in Berkeley and was granted the title Founding Rabbi, Emeritus. In 1988, a group of east bay residents gathered in Berkeley and began to doven together twice a month on Shabbat mornings.  The minyan was Conservative, egalitarian, traditional…